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The '''Massachusetts Horticultural Society''', sometimes abbreviated to '''MassHort''', is an American horticulture|horticultural society based in Massachusetts. It describes itself as the oldest formally organized horticultural institution in the United States. In its mission statement, the society dedicates itself to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment. As of 2014, it had some 5,000 members.
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AbbreviationMassHort
Motto{{nowrap|''Commune Bonum'' {{smaller|(Latin)}}
{{smaller|"Common Good"}}}}{{cite book |title=Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the Year 1900 |year=1900 |place=Boston |publisher=Massachusetts Horticultural Society |url=https://archive.org/details/transactionsofma1900mass |page= 1}}
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FounderWilliam H. Sumner
Founding locationBoston, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts Horticultural Society
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Regional Digitization in Massachusetts, funded by LSTA Grant and administered by the Boston Public Library
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massachusetts horticultural society
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massachusetts horticultural society , w.d. ticknor & co , james englebert teschemacher
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massachusetts horticultural society. [from old catalog]
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boston (mass.). parks and recreation dept
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massachusetts horticultural society. committee on window gardening
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massachusetts horticultural society. library
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